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Updated Aug 14, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Steve Fry stepped outside the latest addition to Fry Family Farm and broke into a grin as he considered how far his operation has come. Fry Family Farm issues 30 paychecks and works 100 acres of organic farmland on plots outside Medford and Talent. This weekend, The Farm Store opens on Ross Lane, providing organic fruit, vegetables, baked goods, jams and plants. It wasn't always that way.

Posted Aug 8, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Northwest tree-fruit growers haven't been Vladimir Putin fans since the Russian president halted pear and apple imports in August 2014. Being an industrious lot, pear growers didn't waste time developing Plan B. With cessation of a...

Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 10:37 AM

Southern Oregon wine-tasting rooms are a far-flung lot, from the Umpqua Valley to the Cascade foothills and up the Applegate and Illinois valleys. Wineries span the Rogue Valley, including some on the fringes of Medford, but The Urban Cork...

Posted Jul 9, 2016 at 11:01 PM

From weddings and concerts to winemaker dinners and pizza offerings, Southern Oregon wineries are adding more incentives to attract customers in an increasingly saturated market. Just how far they can go may be determined, at least in part,...

Posted Jul 2, 2016 at 9:06 AM

As a millennial working in the wine industry, Dylan Steeves perceived his generation was an overlooked audience. "Traditionally,  wine was marketed and pitched to an older crowd as well as wealthier demographic," Steeves said. "Of all...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 4:59 PM

A series of classes will be offered in August leading up to this year's Oregon Wine Experience event, providing tips on enhancing wine appreciation, pairing and serving skills. Oregon Wine Competition judge and internationally renowned...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 6:03 PM

Naumes Crush & Fermentation expects to double its wine production in its second year, moving nearer to its 500-ton capacity. The start-up on Medford's North Central Avenue squeezed out 200 tons of fruit for 10 customers last fall, and...

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